Sunday, August 14, 2016

Life on Fort Myers Beach



Looking for a DOG BEACH in SW Florida? We have your answer. 
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Most beaches in Lee County, if they allow dogs, require them to be leashed. One does not. Lee County’s Dog Beach allows dogs to run free in a beautiful beach setting. Used for many years by savvy residents and visitors and their dogs, this park became official in 2001. The park has no restrooms or running water, but does have portable toilets and doggie shower stations so dogs can be rinsed off before leaving the park. Parking is free and adjacent to a busy road, so owners will want to keep their dog leashed until they reach the beach area. The beach is not visible from the road, but a clearly-marked path leads to the beach. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Mayor Calls for Close Look at Bay Oaks, Mound House and Mooring Field
The upcoming budget was the main topic of conversation on Monday morning at Town Council’s first workshop following the July break. Interim Town Manager Jim Steele outlined options for the budget based on both a .8 and .9 mil rate, and proposed ways to keep the budget balanced in the future. Council then discussed everything from the storm water utility to Bay Oaks. Steele began by explaining that the Audit Committee is currently working on policies regarding the Town’s budget – including things like ensuring only Council is authorized to transfer funds or do temporary loans, that an adequate funds balance is always maintained and that revenues and expenditures are reviewed on a regular basis. CLICK HERE to read more. 

What's going on with ESTERO BLVD?
Image result for estero blvd fort myers beach constructionThose of you who haven’t been to our island in a few months are no doubt wondering what’s going on. Confronted with a maze of Bob’s Barricades upon coming over the bridge, visitors to our island this month will understandably have questions. The most important answer is, yes, we are open for business and what’s happening is a long-needed water and road improvement project that will eventually benefit everyone. And as with any improvements that involve a heavily-traveled roadway like Estero Boulevard, there will be some delays but local businesses and the Town of Fort Myers Beach are working hard to ensure those delays are minimal and our guests’ stay on the island remains a pleasant one. CLICK HERE to read more. 


Friday, August 19th

1-4pm, Mahjong. 239-765-4222 
5-9pm, Times Square. Live music, food & fun with High Tide

Saturday, August 20th

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8:30-11:30am, Mound House.

9am-3pm, Guided Museum Tours. 10am, Cool Calusa Tools and Weapons - Known as the ‘shell people’, the Calusa created extensive trade networks and established over 50 towns and villages atop massive shell mound complexes along the shore of Southwest Florida. $5, members free.

10-11am, Beach Pool. For kids interested in swimming at the next level. Everything from Freestyle to the Butterfly Stroke. Bring goggles and a towel.

5-9pm. Time Square. Live music,  food & fun with Manipulators
5-9pm, Bootleggers BBQ. Live music, prizes, games and beer tent
8:16pm, NRA Night Race. Hoosiers in Paradise
Sunday, August 21st
Noon-3pm. American Legion, 899 Buttonwood Dr.


393 Donora Blvd. 
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
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Tranquil private views overlooking Matanzas Pass Preserve from 3 floors of pool patio & decks. Incredible bay & gulf breezes from your very spacious 3rd floor screened deck off the master bedroom with partial bay views & look to the west for some magnificent sunset colors. Incredible amount of windows throughout the home allowing for so much natural light. To learn more about this property and to schedule a private showing CLICK HERE

6100 Estero Blvd. 4C 
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
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Rarely available COQUINA Condo! Completely Furnished. Open and bright! Easy to show. Has great views of Gulf of Mexico sunsets! Right on the corner on the Beach side at Beach access #11. Small complex with only 25 units. Parking space next to lobby entrance. Coquina apartments have a large storage closet on same floor as apartment. Lanai is full width of apartment. Hurry before it's gone! To learn more about this property and to schedule a private showing CLICK HERE

Phillip Babcock
Lahaina Realty on Fort Myers Beach  239-994-4572  Follow this link to search for all properties for sale in South West Florida 
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